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BLOCK, Leo J. 1919-2007


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/12/2015 at 16:17:42

Leo John Block, 87 of Reinbeck, formerly of rural Lincoln, Iowa, died Friday, April 20th 2007, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, in Reinbeck, Iowa, of natural causes. Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ, in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Pastor Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa. Visitation will be Monday, April 23, 2007, from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established.

He was born November 3, 1919, in Reinbeck, son of Ralph Block and Alma Lage Block. He was raised in Reinbeck and graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1937. Leo began farming with his father after graduation. On August 22, 1945 he married Elizabeth Hinson of Reinbeck. In 1947 Leo and Liz moved to a farm near Lincoln where they lived for 57 years. After Leo suffered a stroke in 2004 they moved to Reinbeck. Leo was a resident of the Parkview Manor Nursing home until his death.

Surviving Leo is his wife Elizabeth of Reinbeck, daughter Joyce and husband Tracy Crocker of Plymouth, MN, son Kent and wife Shelly Block of Cedar Falls, Grandson Jurgen and wife Sarah Block, and two very special Great grandchildren, Elle Catherine and Ryder Leo Block, of Grundy Center, IA. Also surviving is his twin brother LeRoy and his wife Alberta Block of Reinbeck, IA., and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Leo in death were his parents, Ralph and Alma Block, sisters Esther and Clara Block Dieleman.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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